Category: Zine Reviews

Posted on: July 2, 2015 Posted by: Stephanie Renner Comments: 0

Super Hero Kim #1 Review

Super Hero Kim is a comic by Richard Larios, founder of Feral Publications. Feral Publications hopes to, “counter the mindless movies/stories that dominate the current pop culture world.” The comic opens with a letter from the creator that states, “It is my hope that this character will deal with Female issues and show the rest of the comic universes what a feminist super hero looks like. I hope you enjoy…

Posted on: June 7, 2015 Posted by: Stephanie Renner Comments: 0

Re-minders Issue No. 5

Re-minders is a very interesting zine that hails from San Francisco, CA and is created by Rani Goel. I had the pleasure of finding her on the website We Make Zines ( We Make Zines online community for zine makers and readers.

Posted on: May 11, 2015 Posted by: Stephanie Renner Comments: 0

Suburban Blight #11

This zine opens with a pleasant letter to the reader, and a helpful Table of Contents. The reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement are personal and from the perspective of the white, middle class author. The author talks specifically about tactics that may or may not be successful when bringing a movement to the attention of the boarder public. The author identifies as white and middle class person, so…

Posted on: September 7, 2010 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Slug #260 (Zine)

I still do not understand why more cities don’t support independent publishers and magazines like SLUG. For those that are not familiar with the magazine, it is a free, Salt Lake City (and increasingly Ogden)-based coverage of events, skating (and snowboarding), music, art, and media. Beyond that, they have a hell of a strong design staff, intelligently tying together the local advertisements with well-written material. As usual, “Dear Dickheads” starts…

Posted on: April 7, 2010 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

SLUG #254 (Zine)

While we have had a few years of SLUG delivered to us for review, there was well over a decade of material that we have never had a chance to check out. #254 is an issue that looks to rectify that, as it provides readers with a set of articles that the staff felt was integral for properly appreciating the early years of the magazine. In fact, pretty much the…

Posted on: March 8, 2010 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Doris: An Anthology of Zines + Other Stuff 1991-2001

While we here at NeuFutur had a chance to get cracking with a review of Doris #15 a few weeks ago, we were able to get through this massive collection of reprinted Doris issues just yesterday. These prints are sharp, ensuring that the original subject material is captured perfectly. The zine itself bounces from hand-written to typed to gussied up with different drawings and backgrounds, while the written material seemingly…

Posted on: February 24, 2010 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Doris #15 (Zine)

Doris is one of those magazines that has been around since I first got into the creative zinemaking process. It still stands as a high water mark that I could only wish to aspire to. This issue of Doris represents a reprint of materials from about a decade ago, and while there has been a significant amount of time that has passed, a great deal of the information here still…

Posted on: February 16, 2010 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Xerography Debt #25 (Zine)

Xerography Debt is one of the only print zines still available that makes the zining world their primary focus. Where it seems at the beginning of the issue that Davida was about ready to throw in the towel, Joe (Microcosm) gave eir the spark necessary to continue with this plump and lush-looking issue. The issue continues with a typical letters to the editor section, while the columns that follow afterwards…

Posted on: February 15, 2010 Posted by: Jay NeuFutur Comments: 0

Burn Collector #14

While we have reviewed other Al Burian titles in the past, this is the first time that we have covered a Burn Collector issue. This small tome bounces back and forth between comics and narratives, allowing individuals to see the different approaches that Burian can take. Where the discussion of the Chicago bus lines seems to go on for a little long of a period, Burian’s deconstruction of the Dan…

Posted on: February 11, 2010 Posted by: anfnewsacct Comments: 0

The Metamorphosis of Miss Badass Peacock & Kizzy (Zine)

I have to apologize to Ben (Castle) here for reviewing these out of order, but I have to say from the beginning that this is a fun little zine. Badass Peacock and Kizzy are two fictional creations by Ben, and they reside in a fairly realistic interpretation of the world, albeit one with some pretty interesting prose describing it. The richness of the experience that Castle brings to reader is…